When a foundation is flawed, the home built upon it is unsound and unsafe to those who occupy it.
The same can be said about those political movements whose belief system is flawed and the impact that the belief system has upon the members of a society.
Gun Control is a clear example of this principle in action. Just ask the father who was recently arrested because his daughter drew a picture of a gun while at school. I kid you not. Arrested for a drawing. ( 1 )
Gun Control advocates begin with the belief that firearm violence can only be reduced by restricting the presence of guns in society. Initially, these restrictions are always framed as “common sense ” laws. But invariably, each proposed restriction is claimed to be insufficient, and this leads to another layer of restrictions, which spiral into further layers of restrictions. And while gun control advocates will never openly admit to it, their ultimate goal is for these ” common sense ” restrictions to completely sanitize society from the scourge of personally owned firearms.
Turning the Second Amendment right to bear arms into a dead letter of the Constitution is not however something to be achieved overnight. It is a slow process of deterioration driven by opportunists utilizing tactics of sensationalism, fear mongering and slander. Beginning in 1932, when America’s first great Nationalist Socialist Franklin Delano Roosevelt initiated the first national gun control laws, until this very day, each effort to impose gun restrictions has been founded on some scandal or sensationalized crime. And in each case, propaganda campaigns painting pictures of wild gun battles and bloodied innocents are merged with a drive for popular support for some ” common sense ” measure.
One of the most insidious of these propaganda campaigns is the notion of “zero tolerance ” for firearms in public schools. What might once have meant the banning of actual firearms from schools has devolved into the paranoia that even a picture of a firearm is intolerable.
And it is exactly this very climate of irrationality that recently landed a father in jail.
According to Alison Scott, executive director of Family and Children’s Services, this was all a very rational and very reasonable thing to do. “From a public safety point of view, any child drawing a picture of guns and saying there’s guns in a home would warrant some further conversation with the parents and child.” Worse still were the comments the child made to her teacher about the gun in the drawing. “That’s my daddy’s. He uses it to shoot bad guys and monsters.”
On the basis of these factors, the father was beckoned to the school property, where the police pounced on him, took him to jail, strip searched him and held him with no mention of the charges against him for over 4 hours. Worse still, even AFTER admitting that the police should not have arrested him, the police insisted on the man allowing the police to search his home for firearms.
Gun Control is irrational. It is a form of paranoia. And like all irrational belief systems when it becomes intrenched in the culture of government it always spirals into extremes that lead to abuse of the citizenry.
So the next time you meet someone advocating gun control, keep your distance. You never know just how unstable they might be. Better yet……… get one of those white jackets with the really long sleeves and keep it handy.
(1 ) MADNESS AFTER GIRL, 4, DRAWS GUN PIC AT SCHOOL
Dad: ‘I’m picking up my kids and then, next thing you know, I’m locked up’
World Net Daily 02/24/2012 ARMED AND DANGEROUS